Real Food Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Real Food Cinco de Mayo Recipes

With Cinco de Mayo this week, the internet is a buzz with Mexican-inspired recipes. Here’s a round-up of 0ver 50 Cinco de Mayo-esque recipes, just for you – all gluten-free and all real food focused. Some are more traditional, some a bit more unique. There are recipes that are paleo, vegan, AIP and everything in between. A bunch of the recipes hail from the TY recipe archives and the rest from some of my fav blogging pals! Tons of delicious ways to celebrate! Enjoy!

Real Food Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Real Food Cinco de Mayo Recipes

{everything listed below is gluten-free}


Carne Asada Burrito Bowl from Tasty Yummies

Grain-free Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde from Tasty Yummies

Grain-free Baja Fish Taco Bowl from Tasty Yummies

Chipotle Barbacoa Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauli-Rice from Tasty Yummies

Slow Cooker Fall Carnitas Tacos from Tasty Yummies

Sweet Spiced Beef Tacos Dorodos from Heather Christo

Grain-free Veggie Enchiladas with Roasted Hatch Chile Cashew Cream from Tasty Yummies

Mexican Frittata from Tasty Yummies

Black Bean Mexican Pizza on Cassava Flour Tortillas from Downshiftology

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Mango Cucumber Salsa from Tasty Yummies

Breakfast Fajitas from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Sprouted Lentil Tacos with Arugula and Feta from Tasty Yummies

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa from Tasty Yummies

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with All the Fixins’ from the Healthy Maven

Slow Cooked Black Bean Tacos with Vegan Chipotle Cream from Tasty Yummies

Slow Cooker Cuban Brisket Taco Bowls from So Let’s Hang Out

Slow Cooker Spicy Asian Portobello Tacos with Sriracha Slaw from Tasty Yummies

Crock Pot Kalua Chicken Tacos with Chile Lime Mango Salsa from So Let’s Hang Out

Tortilla Soup from Tasty Yummies

Mexican Spaghetti Squash Bake from Tasty Yummies

Butternut Squash Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce from Tasty Yummies

Huevos Rancheros Polenta Bowls from Salted Plains

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde from Tasty Yummies

Vegan Green Enchiladas from Heather Christo

10 Minute Huevos Rancheros Tacos from Nutritionist in the Kitchen

Lentil Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Tomatillo Salsa  from Floating Kitchen

Swiss Chard Wraps with Raw Walnut Taco Meat from Tasty Yummies

Clean Eating Turkey Taco Salad from Eating Bird Food


Alternative Tortilla Options

Plantain Tortillas from Tasty Yummies

Cassava Flour Tortillas from The Urban Poser


Cocktails and Other Drinks 

Strawberry Blood Orange Margarita from Tasty Yummies

Sour Green Apple Jalapeño Margaritas from Heather Christo

Beet Infused Margarita with Rosemary Syrup from the Urban Poser

Watermelon Hibiscus Lime Margarita from Tasty Yummies

Jalapeno Grapefruit Margaritas from So Let’s Hang Out

Coconut Kaffiritas with Tequila and Lime from Kale and Caramel

Mango Coconut Margarita from Running to the Kitchen

Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Agua Fresca from Will Frolic for Food

Mixed Berry Basil Sparkling Agua Fresca from Tasty Yummies

Skinny Paloma from Eating Bird Food

Raspberry-Rhubarb Margaritas from Floating Kitchen

Spiced Apple Cider Margarita from Tasty Yummies


Salsa, Guacamole and Other Dips

Salsa Macha from Tasty Yummies

Fermented Salsa from Tasty Yummies

Restaurant Style Salsa from Tasty Yummies

Quick and Easy Guacamole from So Let’s Hang Out

Strawberry Avocado Jalapeno Salsa from Tasty Yummies

Guacamole with Greek Yogurt from Floating Kitchen

Chili-Lime Popped Sorghum from Salted Plains

Pineapple Guacamole from Running to the Kitchen

Fresh Peach and Corn Salsa from Heather Christo

Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dip from My Heart Beets

Vegan Queso Dip from My Heart Beets


Sides and Snacks

Turkey Tortilla Soup (can also be made with chicken) from Tasty Yummies

Fiesta Quinoa Salad from Tasty Yummies

Homemade Pinto Beans with Bacon and Fried Jalapeños from Heather Christo

Citrus Shrimp Ceviche from Downshiftology

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos from Brewing Happiness

Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados  from Heather Christo

Chipotle Lime Popcorn with Sweet and Spicy Cashew Clusters from Kale and Caramel



Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème (Dairy-free) from Nom Nom Paleo

Coconut Tres Leches Cake from My Heart Beets

Paleo Mexican Churros from My Wicked Spatula

Mexican Mocha No Bake Cookie Balls from Tasty Yummies





2 Responses

  1. I want everything!!!! Gah. All of it. Please. Thank you.

  2. Kelli says:

    So whats the recipe for the tacos on the top of picture? P

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